The release of Android 4.4 KitKat for US carriers continues. AT&T released the update today for all its Samsung Galaxy S3 users. The new firmware uses build number I747UCUFNE4 and it should be available as an OTA update or by Samsung Kies starting today, June 19.

The official AT&T changelog for Android 4.4 KitKat is the following:

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  • Android OS Version upgraded to 4.4.2
  • New Lock Screen Access
    • Media Controls – full-screen album art and media controls when listening to music
    • Camera Shortcut  – access the Camera application right from the lock screen
  • SMS App Chooser – select a default application for sending and receiving SMS text messages
  • Restyled Status and Navigation Bars – status and navigation bars are translucent and can sit on top of apps, along with simplified status bar icons
  • AT&T Drive Mode is changed to DriveMode
  • “Beat Music” Pre-loaded
  • Video player closed captioning Settings > My device > Accessibility > Google subtitles (CC) and Samsung subtitles (CC)
  • Unified Location Menu: Settings > More > Location Location Settings is same as Location service in JBP. User can set the Locating method and check the recent location requests
  • Expanded Emoji Icons
  • Wireless Printing is added. You can add printing support to your apps or develop print services to support specific types of printers. Apps > Settings > Connections > More networks > Printing
  • Prevention Information pop-up message is suppressed.
  • Copy & paste improvements
  • Email allows inline editing
  • Phone/Dialer user interface enhancements
  • Settings changes
  • Bluetooth enhancements
  • Immersive mode addition
  • Keyboard enhancements
  • HCE (Host card emulation) Enabled
  • UICC (Universal Integrated Circuit Card ) is set as default
  • GMS apps update (GMS 4.4.2_r2).

To check for the update, go to Settings > More > About device > Software update > Check for updates.

Meanwhile, the International version of the Galaxy S3 is still in the dark for the 4.4 update. Only the LTE version (GT-I9305) is expected to receive KitKat in the following period.

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  • baran

    I can’t update my software :-(

  • faizolwahab

    how to s3 I9300 get kitkat update..

  • rajai

    It is really sad that the Samsung Galaxy S3,
    2 years old (international) flagship version not suitable for Kitkat OS update. How can I buy a
    present flagship which may face the same fat
    in the very near future?

    • Bob Meyer

      The phones that are most likely to get updates for the longest period of time are the Nexus devices from Google. The current Nexus 5 is fairly old, though, so if you can you might want to wait and see if there is a replacement soon. The next best bet are the Google Play Edition phones, purchase through the Google Play Store:

      One drawback to all of these options is that you can’t get them subsidized through your carrier, so you need to pay for them in full at the time of purchase.

      I’ll also note that KitKat 4.4.2 is available for some versions of the SIII.

  • miguel

    necesito rom para samsung galaxy s3 mini sm-g730a de ATT

  • Perry

    i have a GT-I9300 is there an update such as kitkat or 4.3 avalible for this device?

  • miguel noboa

    Quiero el kitkat para el samsung s3mini de T&T sm-g730a por favor ayuda

  • moloy Smart

    How to install kit kat in my S3 i9300 ? Plez sujesd me.

  • moloy Smart

    How to I enstall kitkat in my samsung GT i9300.plz sujeasd me .

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